Ja'Wuan James
James at the 2014 NFL Scouting Combine
No. 70 Miami Dolphins
Position: Offensive tackle
Personal information
Date of birth: (1992-06-03) June 3, 1992
Place of birth: Atlanta, Georgia
Height: 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Weight: 318 lb (144 kg)
Career information
High school: Suwanee (GA) North Gwinnett
College: Tennessee
NFL draft: 2014 / Round: 1 / Pick: 19
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
  • PFWA All-Rookie Team (2014)
Career NFL statistics as of Week 8, 2015
Games Played: 23
Games Started: 23
Stats at NFL.com

Ja'Wuan Amir James (born June 3, 1992) is an American football offensive tackle for the Miami Dolphins of the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted by the Dolphins in the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft. He played college football at Tennessee.

High School

James attended 2010 Under Armour All-America Game in St. Petersburg, Florida.

Considered a four-star recruit by [4]

College career

James attended the University of Tennessee from 2010 to 2013. He started 49 consecutive games for the Vols, all at right tackle. His 49 starts set a record for career starts by an offensive lineman in Tennessee history (passing Jeff Smith's 48 set from 1992-1995).[5]

Professional career

2014 NFL Draft

He was selected by the Miami Dolphins as the 19th pick of the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft.[6] James was the highest selected Tennessee Volunteers offensive lineman since Charles McRae and Antone Davis in 1991.

Miami Dolphins

James signed a four-year contract with the Dolphins on June 19, 2014.[7] He made his first career start in the Dolphins' season-opening win over New England on September 7, 2014.[8]

References

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  4. ^ Ja'Wuan James - Yahoo Sports
  5. ^ Vols' James and McCullers headed to senior bowl
  6. ^ Dolphins select offensive tackle Ja’Wuan James with No. 19 pick
  7. ^ Josh Katzowitz, "Dolphins Agree to Four-year Rookie Deal With T Ja'Wuan James," CBS Sports, 19 June 2014.
  8. ^ James Walker, "Ja'Wuan James Grades Well in First Start," ESPN.com, 9 September 2014.

External links

  • Ja'Wuan James on Twitter
  • Miami Dolphins bio
  • Tennessee Volunteers bio